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Dell’s next-level 8K monitor is now on sale for $5,000

Dell announced its 32-inch 8K desktop display — the UP3218K — at CES this year, which promises a resolution of 7680 x 4320 with a pixel density of 280ppi. Today, that monitor is available to order… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Curling is way more watchable when the stones are replaced with Soviet-era cars

Curling is not the most riveting sport in the world to watch. The fact that you can earn an Olympic medal for sliding a heavy stone across some ice seems a little ludicrous, but I’m sure it has its… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

A tale of two smartwatch Kickstarters

Should a hybrid smartwatch take modern tech back in time or bring legacy timekeeping mechanisms to today’s digital watches? Two new smartwatches hit Kickstarter this morning, peddling radically… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Jaguar Land Rover now offering $20 per month unlimited data plan

Jaguar Land Rover and AT&T have partnered up to offer a $20-per-month, unlimited, prepaid data plan for owners of select JLR cars. This makes JLR the second automaker after General Motors to offer… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Volvo put a Seattle coffee shop in the back of an XC90

In Sweden, Fika is one of the first words that foreigners learn when visiting the country. It’s sort of like a coffee break or afternoon tea in England, but with much greater social connotations…. – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Mark Cuban’s hoverboard will hit Kickstarter in April

Mark Cuban threw his hat into the proverbial hoverboard ring in 2015, smack in the middle of the height of the fad. He signed a letter of intent to buy the patent rights to a hoverboard design from… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

10 things you can learn from a terrible Twitter account

To paraphrase first lady Michelle Obama: even when something is absolutely terrible, possibly the worst in history, it also represents an opportunity — for you to do the same thing but the… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Muji created a sixth pocket for our smartphones

Editor-in-chief of Recode and friend of The Verge Dan Frommer tweeted this today, bringing Muji’s sixth pocket to my attention:

pic.twitter.com/3MHLM1Bn2J— Dan Frommer (@fromedome) March 23,… – The Verge

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5 reasons Brett Ratner’s Rotten Tomatoes complaints are garbage

In 2017, Hollywood is struggling with declining ticket sales, increased competition from other media, botched international co-productions, and the threat of cultural irrelevance. But Brett Ratner… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Corsair releases its deceptively thin gaming PC

Corsair, a company most well known for its PC parts, released its first complete gaming computer today, called the Corsair One. There are four models available: the Corsair One, Corsair One Pro,… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The full trailer for Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale shows the rise of Margaret Atwood’s dystopia

The first couple of short teaser trailers for Hulu’s upcoming series The Handmaid’s Tale have given us tantalizing glimpses of the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel. A new,… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Someone strapped a VR tracker to a cat to play video games with it

Look, I’m not going to pad things out here. A game studio called Triangular Pixels strapped a Vive VR tracker to a cat with a little cat jacket, coded a matching digital cat into virtual reality,… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

BlackBerry’s Privacy Shade app should just come as a standard feature on all phones

I’m not very good at listening to music when commuting on the subway. I enjoy the sights and sounds of the busy city — it’s nice to just hang and observe the world outside of your own for a small… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission.
The privacy… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Nerf John Wick might be as badass as movie John Wick

I haven’t even seen John Wick: Chapter 2 yet, but I do know that it involves Keanu Reeves killing lots of people for his dog’s enjoyment. As far as action movies go, that’s hard to top, but “Nerf… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Wuu is a confusing Snapchat alternative from the creator of Ello

Remember Ello? It was a social network that had a brief moment in the sun back in 2014 as a friendly alternative to Facebook. Founded by Paul Budnitz, it was built around the ideals of increased… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

FCC votes to let prisons more easily shut down contraband cellphones

In a 3-0 vote, the FCC today opened up options for jails and prisons to more easily use new technology to shut down contraband cellphones in facilities.
Devices to block wireless signals require… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Scientists reconstruct medieval man’s face after 700 years — and he looks just like James Bond

About 700 years after his death, a working-class man from Cambridge is getting a new face — one that looks like Daniel Craig after a poor night’s sleep.
The 13th century man, called Context 958,… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Elder Scrolls digital card game is out now for iPad

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a collectable card game from Bethesda that gathers together various characters and items from across the lore of the company’s popular fantasy game series and puts… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

10,000 games have been funded on Kickstarter

Kickstarter just revealed that 10,000 game projects have been funded on the site since 2009, when designer Eric Berlin raised $2,265 to create a new series of crossword puzzles.
In total,… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America

Alaska Airlines has announced it will kill off the Virgin America brand name sometime in 2019. The Seattle-based airline acquired Virgin for $2.6 billion last year in a move to increase its… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Facebook Messenger gets reactions for individual messages and @ notifications

Facebook is adding two new features to Messenger: reactions and mentions. Reactions let you respond to any individual message in a chat with various emoji (just tap and hold to add a reaction, just… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

FCC takes steps to block more spammy robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to cut down on spammy robocalls today, passing a rule proposal that could eventually let phone companies block more unwanted calls.
The proposal… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

What is the new information appliance?

This week, Walt’s column features the concept of the “information appliance,” something that has changed meaning over the years, since the introduction of the Apple II. Now that the smartphone has… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

FBI reportedly investigating bots that spammed Breitbart and Infowars stories

As part of a probe into Russian influence on the 2016 election, an FBI-led investigation is seeking more information on social media bots that spammed “millions” of pro-Trump posts from far-right… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Thumb Chucks want to be the new yo-yo and that’s just not going to happen

I received both an email pitch and physical delivery of Thumb Chucks yesterday. What are Thumb Chucks, you ask? It’s a new toy that is essentially two rubber light-up balls connected by a thick… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Why porn PR is rarely about the porn

How publicists turn hardcore porn into news-friendly moments – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

New WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacks iPhones and MacBooks

For years, the CIA has been developing tools for hacking into Apple products — and thanks to WikiLeaks, those tools are now public. Today, the group published a new set of documents dubbed “Dark… – The Verge

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge